Committed to the Cause
Denise Pullen Vietz
Board member, Secretary and other administrative tasks.
Board member, Administrative tasks
Board member, Website Manager
1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue is driven by a single goal: to save unwanted, neglected and abused draft horses from going to slaughter! The rescue wants to do its part in making the world a better place for all, even if it can only be done 1 Horse At A Time. The rescue strives to build productive relationships and to make a positive impact with all of their pursuits.
Throughout the course of our work, other rescues have seen our success and reached out to partner with us. This allows us to proxy bid at auction on their behalf and thus place more horses into save, loving homes.
Each year, more than 100,000 American horses—working, racing and companion horses and even children’s ponies—are inhumanely transported long distances in cramped trailers without food, water or rest. Then they are brutally slaughtered, and their meat is shipped overseas for human consumption. The majority of these horses are young, healthy animals who could have led productive lives with loving owners if they’d been given the chance.
That's where 1 Horse At A Time comes in. The organization actively seeks out draft horses at auctions that are at risk of being sent to slaughter. The unwanted, old ones, the injured ones, the hurt ones, the ones that have "served their purpose" and now don't serve their purpose anymore and are being thrown out. Sometimes the healthy ones that are just not wanted anymore. The rescue takes them home, nurtures them back to health, feeds them, gives them proper medical attention but most of all: loves them!! And it can only be done with your help. Yes, the organization will ask for donations. We will hold fundraisers. We will speak at events to raise awareness, but one thing we will do for sure: we will save that life no matter what! And we are excited to have you follow us on this journey!
Please also check our Facebook page for current happenings by clicking the link below. Thank you!
Jasmin Shinn, Founder
1 Horse At A Time Draft Horse Rescue